Definition of Horsecar

1. Noun. An early form of streetcar that was drawn by horses.

Generic synonyms: Streetcar, Tram, Tramcar, Trolley, Trolley Car



Definition of Horsecar

1. Noun. A streetcar or tram drawn by a horse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Horsecar

1. a streetcar drawn by a horse [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horsecar

horse wrangler
horseapple
horseapples
horseback
horseback rider
horseback riding
horsebacks
horsebean
horsebeans
horsebox
horseboxes
horsebreaker
horsebreakers
horseburger
horseburgers
horsecar (current term)
horsecars
horsecloth
horsecloths
horsecock
horsecocks
horsecollar
horsecollars
horsed
horsedrawn
horsefeathers
horsefeet
horsefish

Literary usage of Horsecar

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1. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1895)
"At first it was a poorly constructed dirt road, then it became a turnpike, then part of its right of way was occupied by a horsecar railway, which, ..."

2. Report of the Special Committee of the Assembly Appointed to Investigate the by New York (State). Legislature. Assembly. Special Committee to Investigate the Causes of the Strike of the Surface Railroads in the City of Brooklyn (1895)
"Q. Have you ever driven a horsecar ? A. I have; quite a number of years ago. ... higher class or order of ability required to run a motor than a horsecar ? ..."

3. The Meigs Railway: The Reason for Its Departures from the Ordinary Practice by Joe Vincent Meigs (1887)
"As soon as the gates were opened, a heavily loaded Charles River horsecar started to cross in order to continue its journey along Webster Avenue to wards ..."

4. The City: Urban Communities and Their Problems by Alan S. Berger (1978)
"The pioneer run of a horsecar in New York in 1836 also made history as the first horsecar accident. When its brake failed to catch the second car smacked ..."

5. Rose's Notes on the United States Supreme Court Reports (2 Dallas to 241 by Walter Malins Rose, Charles Lawrence Thompson, United States Supreme Court (1919)
"Hammett, 13 App. DC 376, holding in action by driver of horsecar for injuries received in collision between horsecar and electric car, ..."

6. Leslie's History of the Greater New York by Daniel Van Pelt (1898)
"On February 4, of this same year (1886), a strike of horsecar drivers and conductors took the public and the ..."

7. Digest of the Reports of the Supreme Court of California: Volumes One to One by James Henry Deering, California Supreme Court (1896)
"Where the driver of a horsecar, after detaching the horses from the car at the company's stables, for the purpose of obtaining a fresh team, swung them into ..."

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